The Labour Party has over 2000 members in Canterbury, Whitstable and the villages, and is continuing to grow. In June 2017 we elected Rosie Duffield as MP for Canterbury, overturning a majority of almost 10.000 and finally ensuring that Canterbury has a progressive, modern voice in Parliament.

We have four city councillors and are the only credible and effective opposition to the Conservatives’ agenda of austerity. We are standing up for vital local services, jobs, growth, decent housing and the environment. Join us.

Labour group propose UK Capital of Culture bid

Last Wednesday, Labour Councillor Simon Warley proposed that Canterbury City Council agree to advance a "credible and attractive bid to be the UK City of Culture in 2025". The idea was passed to the Property & Regeneration Committee so that a detailed plan can be...
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Labour group take principled stand on councillor pay

The Local Labour Group has today launched an online petition in support of its council motion to show solidarity with public sector workers. The council motion, which will come to a vote on the 19th October, calls for the city leaders to ‘limit any future increases to...
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Job Centre protest planned for Friday

Whitstable Job Centre will close on Friday 13th October and the irony of this macabre date is not going unnoticed.  The Whitstable Labour Party has been petitioning DWP to retain the service for the last four years and on its last day is planning a protest to say a...
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Rich Girl Vs Theresa May

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This is the Britain I see and it’s a disgrace

At the beginning of September, Jeremy Corbyn, questioned the Prime Minister on why the United Nations Committee on Rights of Persons with Disabilities had described the current situation as a “human catastrophe”. In her response, The Prime Minister said “we have...
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A cautious welcome for the new cinema in Kingsmead

Alan Baldock, Labour Councillor for Northgate, talks about the new plans for the Kingsmead area after their plans were released last week. "Picture the scene, it’s the summer of 2004, Robbie Williams is playing on the radio and tucked between Roger Federer beating...
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Fighting for a decent wage

Following on from the great work in the General Election that Young Labour hugely contributed to, Canterbury and Whitstable Young Labour started off the new academic year with the first meeting with us (Lucy and Sarah) as new Youth officers. The meeting took place on...
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Scrap the Cap – the fight continues!

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) is fighting the 1% cap that has meant a 14% real-terms fall in nursing pay since 2010, and will hold its biggest-ever rally on Wednesday 6 September, from 12.30 - 2.30 in Parliament Square, London. In July, as part of a nationwide...
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Labour councillors ashamed of £250,000 wasted by City Council on Oval fight

Labour MP for Canterbury, Rosie Duffield, is speaking out about the huge amount of money spent by Canterbury City Council fighting its own people. Rosie was saddened to read recently that the council has splashed out over £200,000 fighting the people of Whitstable,...
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Officials have “clammed up” over the Oyster Festival

Local Labour party councillor for Gorrell Ward, Bernadette Fisher, is disappointed that there will be no further public consultation on the future of the Whitstable Oyster Festival following this year’s scaled down three-day event. ‘Putting future Oyster festivals out...
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